While Tassie is revered for its wine and produce, the remoteness of the Bay of Fires locality means that options aren’t as plentiful as you may have come to expect in other parts of the Apple Isle, and some close down completely over winter, so it pays to check in advance.
Binnalong Bay’s Meresta Eatery is a local standout. The restaurant’s wood-fired pizzas win rave reviews, but there’s plenty more on offer; think Cape Grim minute steaks, house-cured gin and pepperberry ocean trout, or a Tasmanian cheese platter.
When only fine dining will do, reserve a table at St Helens’ Furneaux Restaurant & Comptoir, a French-inspired Modern Australian restaurant. The international team of chefs pays immaculate attention to detail with its seafood-leaning menu.
Oyster fans should save Lease 65, on Binalong Bay Road, to their Google Maps. This oyster farm sells the freshest, plumpest molluscs direct to the public. There’s no cafe or dining area, just take your dozen straight down to the beach and slurp away.
From creamy chowder to fish burgers, battered squid rings or good old-fashioned fish and chips, you can’t beat a hearty meal from Skippers in St Helens.
For indulgent street food, a solid craft beer line-up, a beer garden, and some eclectically designed spaces, head for The Social Tasmania, also in St Helens.